Catalan de las Mercedes Honey
Nico Hammond’s farm in San Martin Jilotepeque has been a special place to us for several years now. Catalan de las Mercedes is one of the most beautiful places our green buyer, Seth, has ever visited and for a few years, Nico’s washed Orange Bourbon was all we carried from the farm. Early last year, Nico had some difficulties with contracts falling through in the midst of Covid, so we had the opportunity to purchase an additional 40 bags of Nico’s washed and natural Red Bourbon. This year we made a very specific dream of ours come true and filled an entire container with coffee from Catalan de las Mercedes which includes all of our old favorites as well as some new varieties and processes, including this honey processed Red Bourbon. While the flavor experience of this coffee is inarguably rooted in Catalan de las Mercedes with its juicy red apple acidity, don’t be surprised if for a moment you find yourself double checking the bag to see if you picked up a Kenyan bag by accident.
Nico Hammond & Ruth Maria de Los Angeles Martinez
Catalan de las Mercedes
San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango